Reagan Library Closure

We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. This includes docents, volunteers and interns. We will continue to respond to written reference requests at reagan.library@nara.gov. Please check our website, reaganlibrary.gov or www.archives.gov/coronavirus  for updates on our operating hours and status.

All public events at the Reagan Library facilities are cancelled until further notice. This includes in-person public programs, tours, school group visits, public meetings, external conferences, and facility rentals. Where possible, we will conduct public events and outreach activities online and through virtual meetings. For online education information, please see our educational resources.

Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.  Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus) https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.

 


 

About the Education Department

The education department of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library incubates, develops and maintains a core roster of curriculum and educational programming. Key areas of focus include the office of the American Presidency and presidential decision making. Utilizing White House documents, photographs, first-hand interviews, artifacts and other treasures housed in our collections; we stimulate students to engage in creative 21st century learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.

 

MUSE AwardAwards and Honors:

The Reagan Library was presented with the Silver MUSE Award in the category of Games and Augmented Reality on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the 2017 American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. This award recognizes high achievement in the application of media and technology to Gallery, Library, Archive, and Museum (GLAM) programs. Now in its 28th year,the competition is administrated by the American Alliance of Museums Media & Technology Professional Network.

The script from the awards event stated, “The jury was impressed with the educational and experiential foundation of the Situation Room Experience. The technology component of the project was less overt and more integrated than many museum technology projects, and that integration with the experience... was a real strong point for this submission. The game play structure was well thought out and the project included an impressive array of interpretive media and analog content to support the play.”

“The Reagan Library believes in pushing the boundaries for audiences beyond the traditional museum experience and we are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Alliance for our work in technical integration.” -Duke Blackwood, Director, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

The Department created the international award winning Discovery Center at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Articles highlighting the work of the Education Department have been published in print and online journals such as Social Education, a publication of the National Council for the Social Studies, Blooloop, an online publication highlighting achievements in the themed entertainment world.  Additionally, the Department actively engages in programming for the Office of Presidential Libraries for the National Archives & Records Administration including programming developed for the Presidential Timeline and the Kettering Foundation.  

We also provide resources for educators and students of all ages including: 

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  • Primary source based document curriculum units 
  • Workshops for educators and students
  • Specialized tours and workshops 
  • Innovative educational spaces
  • Onsite educational museum games 

Sign up for your school tour or to bring your high school students to the award-winning Situation Room Experience